The Gate Theory of Pain Revisited: Modeling Different Pain Conditions with a Parsimonious Neurocomputational Model
Modeling breakthrough pain: after 50 iterations with standard training epochs, an intense nociceptive stimulus is input to the gate. Initially, wind-down pain (yellow ribbon) takes place concomitantly with a mild episode of dysesthesia (cyan ribbon). After a period in which pain seems to be relieved, pain is again installed as in breakthrough pain.
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